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Yeloworld Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to End International SmartPhone Roaming Rip-offs

1 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

Yeloworld is a startup launched in January 2013 with the objective to end the rip-off that mobile users endure from mobile network operators whenever they make international calls or are traveling abroad and roaming – and as a result do to calling what WhatsApp did to SMS.

Yeloworld #Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to End International SmartPhone Roaming Rip-offs

Yeloworld #Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to End International SmartPhone Roaming Rip-offs

The idea came from the belief that money should be spent in far more meaningful ways than paying a phone bill. The founders are three serial Tech entrepreneurs, who have been involved with mobile and Internet technologies for most of their careers and have extended experience in running startup companies, managing projects and leading large groups of people, so they decided to tackle the issue and came up with an efficient, low-cost and interesting way to make cheap calls worldwide.

In technical terms, Yeloworld is an OTT calling service using VoIP (Voice over Internet) to initiate the calls and terminating the calls directly on the carrier networks in over 200 countries.

In simpler terms, Yeloworld is an app for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android phones/tablets that allows users to make very cheap phone calls to any mobile or landline numbers, anywhere in the world, and save a lot of money on international calls.

Yeloworld allows users to call regular phone numbers. This means that the receiving party doesn’t need to own a smartphone, install any app whatsoever or even be online to receive the call, just a regular telephone. Yeloworld allows everyone to call anyone, anywhere, on their “normal” phone (cellphone or fixed landline), regardless of where they are and what type of phone they have.

The apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android are the first set of apps, but to take Yeloworld to the next level, the company now needs funding to rollout more apps to more platforms (BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and even Web Apps), add more features (SMS and more) and ultimately create new jobs.

Yeloworld has started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help them reach their potential to help millions of smartphone users around the world save billions of dollars on their phone bills and make a significant impact in the way people communicate in a modern, digitally borderless world.

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Uinvest Partners with Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Firm to Setup Ukraine Crowdfunding Platform

1 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

Uinvest announced a new consulting partnership with the investment banking firm WestPark Capital, Inc. to serve as the crowdfunding platform’s primary U.S.-based investment industry advisor.

Uinvest Partners with Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Firm to Setup New Crowdfunding Platform

Uinvest Partners with Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Firm to Setup Ukraine Crowdfunding Platform

“Crowdfunding – is the future of our globalized business world, it’s a logical evolution, and we are happy to find a partner across the ocean who shares these thoughts with us,” said Eugene Rubin, UInvest’s CEO.

According to the letter of intent signed by WPC and UInvest in March 2013, WPC, as a primary U.S. based broker dealer consultant, will help Uinvest on creating a funding portal, as officially recognized by U.S. government – crowdfunding platform. Moreover, WPC has become an advisory partner of our company at UInvest International Conference 2013 that will take place in April 29 – May 1 in Los Angeles, CA.

UInvest is an international investment management company that makes the business cooperation between private investors and small/ medium size businesses easy and efficient. It was founded in 2007 in Ukraine, Eastern Europe. For the past six years, Ulnvest has been connecting private investors with small and medium size businesses and facilitated investment transactions with over a hundred companies resulting in more than $220 million US dollars in successful investments. Ulnvest is also known to be a regional leader in financial planning, investment, and consulting.

Uinvest’s advisory partner, WestPark Capital, Inc. is a full service investment bank, which among other categories is focused on emerging growth sectors such as healthcare, software, technology, biotechnology, financial services, manufacturing, consumer products, media and telecom industries. WestPark provides a comprehensive range of corporate finance services, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, private placements and corporate finance advisory services. WestPark is committed to forging lasting partnerships with emerging growth companies and the investors who back them. It is a member of FINRA/SIPC.

GiveToBenefit Partners with Avenida Restaurant to Raise Money for the Margaret E. Moul Home with Crowdfunding

1 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

GiveToBenefit, Inc., a donation-based crowdfunding platform in Penn Valley, Pa., announced a fundraising partnership to help Avenida, a popular Latin American restaurant located at 7402 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Pa., raise funds by matching all donations collected at the restaurant through April 2013 to help purchase a Watermark water filtration system for the Margaret E. Moul home for people with neuromuscular disabilities in York, Pa.

Social Crowdfunding Site GiveToBenefit Helps Non-profits Conduct Fundraising Campaigns

Social Crowdfunding Site GiveToBenefit Helps Non-profits Conduct Fundraising Campaigns

The Avenida fund drive supplements the crowdfunding campaign already underway at GiveToBenefit.com. “Our partnership with Avenida will boost our efforts to bring fresh water to the staff and residents at the Margaret E. Moul Home,” says Daniel M. Sossaman, II, chief executive officer of GiveToBenefit. “By activating donors at a community level, we will be giving this fund drive a new way to succeed.”

“Avenida is excited to support the Margaret E. Moul Home with this fundraiser,” says Kim Katz-Alvarez, co-owner of the award-winning restaurant with her husband Edgar Alvarez. “As a family-owned and -operated business, we believe in giving back to the community and this opportunity that GiveToBenefit has brought to us really helps us express one of our core values in a creative and meaningful way.”

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